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How to get Vietnam visa on arrival and Vietnam visa exemption renewal?
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How to get Vietnam visa on arrival and Vietnam visa exemption renewal?

Vietnam visa on arrival is an alternative and convenient way to get a visa to visit Vietnam which you can process online. However, if you are a citizen of some countries that Vietnam has agreements with, you are not required a Vietnam visa, instead, you will need a Vietnam visa exemption. In this article, we will provide details for both.

How to get Vietnam visa on arrival?

To obtain a Vietnam visa online, you just need to follow four steps which are very simple. After getting your online application form completed and paying processing fee, you will get your Approval Letter via email after no more than three business days. The time can be much less (an hour) depending on the status of visa processing you have selected.

Vietnam visa on arrival for india citizen

Vietnam visa on arrival for india citizen

An example of visa Approval Letter

On your behalf, the copy of your Approval Letter will be forwarded to Vietnam Immigration checkpoints at each of Vietnam’s international airports (such as in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang or Da Nang). Please be aware that Vietnam visa on arrival requires two different fees. After paying the processing fee for the Approval Letter, you must pay the stamping fee when you arrive at one of Vietnam’s International airports.

When you arrive in Vietnam, show the Immigration officers you document, including a copy of your Approval Letter, your passport and your 4cm x 6cm passport photos, then pay the stamping fee in Vietnam Dong or US Dollars. After getting your payment completed, you will be granted a visa to enter Vietnam quickly. By applying at Go Visa, you will be able to get your Vietnam visa with your Approval Letter.

Here is a few information that you need to provide when applying for a Vietnam visa on arrival:

  • Your name: When you list your name, make sure to list it exactly as written in your passport. Also, you can list your surname or given name first on the application, name order is not important.
  • Your date of birth: List in order as DD/MM/YYYY
  • Your nationality or passport information: The passport must remain valid for at least six months following your listed arrival date.
  • Your passport number: Do not make any mistake on this number.
  • Your arrival date: Your arrival date is important for obtaining Vietnam visa on arrival, you may enter the country after the listed arrival date but not before.

There are also some additional notes for you. If you travel with children having their own passports, your children are required to pay the same fees as adults. Also, when you arrive at the Vietnam airport, you also need to pay the stamping fee which is payable in cash only, no credit cards are accepted. At the moment, there are a lot of websites relating to Vietnam visa with organizational internet domain TLDs (org, gov, etc.), but they are private agencies, so do not get confused with the official website.

Vietnam visa on arrival

Vietnam visa on arrival

You will get your visa stamp at Vietnam airport

How to get Vietnam visa exemption renewal?

Vietnam visa exemption is available for citizens of some countries that we have agreements with. Or if you are an overseas Vietnamese, foreign spouses and children of Vietnamese citizens, you can get Vietnam visa exemption as well. Once you are in Vietnam with your visa exemption, usually its duration is 5 years. If you wish to get a new visa without leaving Vietnam, you can choose between extending your visa or renewing it depending on your travel needs. Please be noted that you can renew your visa for both multiple/single entry. Also, with visa renewal, you will get a new page sticker on your passport as a new visa.

In case you lost your certificate of 5-year visa exemption, or it is expired, damaged or you want to change your exemption information, you can definitely renew it at the Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in the country you are living or at the Immigration Department of Vietnam.

To request your Vietnam visa exemption renewal, you have to submit the above offices with the following documents:

  • A foreign passport or international travel document or Permanent Residence Card of the foreign country. These documents must be valid for at least 06 months.
  • 02 4cm x 6 cm color photos with white background, straight face, bare head and no color glasses.

Additionally, you will need to submit some other documents, depending on your specific situation. For example, in case you lose your visa exemption certificate, you have to fill in a report of 5-year visa exemption certificate loss. In another circumstance where your visa exemption is expired or damaged, you must provide an original or copy of the old certificate of 5-year visa exemption. Also, if you would like to change your exemption details, you need to provide an original or copy of the old certificate of 5-year visa exemption as well as documents that prove the accuracy of information you want to adjust.

No matter which case you are in, you need to make sure that your passport is still valid for more than 6 months from the time of renewal and it has at least 2 blank pages. Moreover, although you can do it by yourself, the process can be quite complicated in terms of preparing documents and communicating with the Immigration Department of Vietnam. So, if you feel like it is too complicated, let us help you.

If you are still confused about getting your Vietnam visa on arrival or Vietnam visa exemption renewal done, please contact Go Visa for more information. Go Visa provides visa services, travel deals as well as other business services for customers. Also, with our services, you will be guaranteed that your personal information is secure, the process will be quick, and there is 99% that you will get your visa. Do not hesitate to visit Vietnam because it is a perfect country to live and travel. All you need to do is visit https://govisa.com.vn/ to get your visa done, get packed and ready to depart. Contact us now!

Thi Van Pham


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